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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers



One of my favorite appetizers to get from Bonefish Grill is Bang Bang Shrimp. It's crispy shrimp covered in a spicy creamy sauce. The Bang Bang Chicken Tacos are also very good. So, if you don't care for shrimp, the sauce works really well with chicken, too!  I've seen a few copycat recipes floating around, including one for bang bang cauliflower! I settled on this grilled version when I saw how quick it would be to make (great weeknight meal or party appetizer idea!), not to mention, the calories saved without the deep-frying. 

When I went to make dinner, I could not find the sweet thai chile sauce.  I thought for sure I had some, but must have used it or tossed it.  It was nowhere to be found. I ended up googling to make my own sauce, which ended up being very easy - I had everything in my pantry already.  Since the original recipe only calls for 1 1/2 tbsp, I scaled down the sauce recipe I found, but still ended up with about 1/4 cup of sauce.  I used it all and the sauce was a little sweeter, which I really liked.  I'm excited to have this lightened-up version of a restaurant favorite.

Source: SkinnyTaste

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped scallions
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sweet thai chile sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
Shrimp:
  • 40 raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • pepper
  • oil spray
Directions:

Soak 8 skewers in water for 30 minutes.

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

After the skewers have soaked, season the shrimp lightly with pepper. Place 5 shrimp on each skewer.  Lightly oil the grill.  Grill the skewers for 3-4 minutes per side over medium heat, or until cooked through. Remove the skewers from the grill and brush the sauce on both sides.  Serve immediately.

1 comments:

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

This looks so delicious! Love the sauce!

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